Diabetes can cause blockages in the arteries of your legs (PAD. Peripheral Arterial Disease). You may not even realize it. This can lead to non-healing wounds, infections and ultimately amputations.
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November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans.
What is Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and PAD screening?
The statistics on peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are staggering. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 20 million people in the United States have PAD. This includes 12 to 20 percent of people over the age of 60. This is why PAD screening is essential.
Uncontrolled, elevated blood sugar can lead to narrowed blood vessels and Peripheral artery disease (PAD) which can cause leg pain. If not treated, lack of oxygen and blood flow in the extremities can lead to amputation.
Lack of oxygen-rich blood in the feet, plus a small wound, can lead to skin ulcers. Some Diabetics can’t feel their feet and won’t know they’re are in trouble
What is a PAD Screening?
Twenty million Americans have PAD and, left untreated, PAD is fatal 30% of the time within a five-year period.
Fortunately, today there is a non-invasive technology that can determine the presence of PAD. PAD screening can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes during a regular office visit.
For patients with increased risk factors, including those being 65 years of age or older with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or smoking, being informed about this arterial disease is especially essential. Leg pain and discoloration of the toes or feet are possible symptoms of PAD. It is important to note, however, that many people with PAD do not experience any symptoms. Testing can help determine if you have PAD and whether medical or surgical treatment is necessary.
Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning About Prediabetes
There are several ways to diagnose diabetes, however, testing should be carried out in a health care setting (such as your doctor’s office or a lab). If your doctor determines that your blood glucose level is very high, or if you have classic symptoms of high blood glucose in addition to one positive test, your doctor may not require a second test to diagnose diabetes.
Perhaps you have learned that you have a high chance of developing type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes. You might be overweight or have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes. Maybe you had gestational diabetes, which is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. These are just a few examples of factors that can raise your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.